Alicia Witt American Celebrity
Alicia Witt is an American actress, singer songwriter, and classically trained pianist. Witt first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her as Alia Atreides in his film Dune and in a guest role in his television series Twin Peaks.
Alicia Witt has made television appearances in Friday Night Lights and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and has had continuing starring roles in the sitcom Cybill and the Southern crime drama Justified. Her acting talent was recognized by director David Lynch in 1980, when he heard her recite Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on the television show That's Incredible! at age five.
Witt's discovery by Lynch led to his casting of the flame haired child in the movie Dune as Paul Atreides's sister Alia; she turned eight during filming. She worked with Lynch again when she appeared in an episode of Twin Peaks, playing the younger sister of Lara Flynn Boyle's character Donna.
In 2009, Witt released her self titled extended play album, followed by Live At Rockwood in 2012 and Revisionary History in 2015. In 2013, Witt and Ben Folds performed a song they had co-written on the soundtrack for the independent film Cold Turkey.
In 2014, Witt appeared in a major guest starring role on the DirecTV series Kingdom, which aired in October 2014. Witt was a regular part of the cast of Justified in Season 5, which began airing in January 2014.